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New CNSA CEO

Sonja Cronjé has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA). President and Board Chair of CNSA, Jane Campbell, spoke of Cronjé's extensive experience.   "Sonja brings to the role extensive senior management experience in not-for-profit organisations gained across the health, international development and higher education sectors. …

APNA CEO Resigns

The CEO of Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA), David Malone, has announced his resignation. Mr Malone has accepted a role with the Victorian Government in population health, an area he is passionate about. “It has been a privilege to work with such a great group of people, and to have had the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of primary health care nursing. I'd like to thank the board, staff and members for making my time at APNA so enjoyable and rewarding.…

New RANZCR President

The incoming President of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), Dr Lance Lawler, has commenced his two-year term with commitments to highlight the role of radiologists in achieving positive patient outcomes and address the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the profession. Dr Lawler is a former CEO of the Pacific Radiology Group, the largest private medical organisation in New Zealand, with almost 50 branches in New Zealand and…

VMA appoints new CEO

Michael Brierley has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Venue Management Association (Asia Pacific). He will begin his duties on January 2, 2018, replacing outgoing Chief Executive Steve Romer. Brierley comes to VMA with a 20-year career in sports management within Australia. He has previously held senior positions with Yachting Australia…

New GM at Brisbane Convention Bureau

Juliet Alabaster has been appointed General Manager of the Brisbane Convention Bureau, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience within the conventions and business events industry. Brisbane Marketing CEO Brett Fraser said he was delighted to appoint Ms Alabaster to the position which sits within the leadership team of the city’s economic development board.   "Juliet has become an integral figure at Brisbane Marketing and within the broader conventions industry, and this role…

FIA CEO and Board Chair step down

At the Fundraising Institute Australia's (FIA) December Board meeting, Chief Executive Officer Rob Edwards informed Directors of his intention to step down from his role in June 2018. Nigel Harris also announced that he will be concluding his two-year term as Board Chair. FIA's new Chair, James Garland, and his Board will then oversee the transition of executive leadership by mid-2018. In a statement, Mr Harris revealed that several other…

NSW state tourism organisation joins AACB

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) is pleased to announce the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, has joined the national peak body for Australia’s convention bureaux. “We commend Destination NSW for developing the NSW Regional Conferencing Strategy and Action Plan and are pleased to welcome another part of regional Australia to the ranks of AACB,” said Andrew Hiebl, CEO of the AACB. “Destination NSW has recognised the value that…

PHAA to farewell long-time CEO Michael Moore

One of Australia’s most respected leaders in public health, Michael Moore AM will be retiring from his position as CEO of the Public Health Association Australia (PHAA). Mr Moore has served in the role of CEO at the PHAA since 2008. His retirement from the Association will take effect from Easter 2018. Mr Moore’s exceptional leadership in public health has been of immeasurable value to the PHAA and the wider community, and followed a long and distinguished career in Australian politics and education. The…

Federal Government announces new ACNC Commissioner

Dr Gary Johns has been named as the new Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), following a formal announcement by Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Michael Sukkar MP. Dr Johns is a Director of the Australian Institute for Progress and an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology Business School. He has served as a member of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, and has wide-ranging experience in…

Pedal Power ACT welcomes new CEO

Ian Ross has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Pedal Power ACT, and will be joining in January 2018. Mr Ross is a keen bike rider and a member of Pedal Power ACT. He has been the Executive Director of Community Connections Incorporated (CCI) for the past six years. Community Connections is a not for profit organisation that provides independent coordination services to people with disabilities. Since May 2016, Ian has also held the role of Executive Director of My…

Industry Funds Forum to become part of AIST

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) and Industry Funds Forum (IFF) have announced that IFF has become part of AIST following an agreement between the two industry associations. AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck said AIST already had a long history of collaboration on various projects with IFF and she looked forward to working even more closely with the chief executive officers of Australia’s 18 largest industry super funds who make up IFF’s membership. “IFF is a natural…
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